Starring – Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Prachi Desai, Asin Thottumkal
Director – Rohit Shetty
Producer – Dhillin Mehta, Ajay Devgn
Banner – Ajay Devgn Films, Shri Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd
Music – Himesh Reshammiya, Ajay-Atul
Genre – Comedy
Rating – ***
By Kreative Access Media
The film, as we all know by now, is an adaptation of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1979 cult classic “Gol Maal”. However, necessary changes have been made to the script to appeal to the current movie-going audience. These modifications will result in the film being readily accepted by the masses throughout the country. And with Rohit Shetty clearing the air that he doesn’t care if critics thrash his film, it shouldn’t be a surprise if the film enters the 100 crore mark as it is packaged with entertainment, entertainment & entertainment without any attempts of pleasing the critics.
The story is about a village wherein Prithviraj (Ajay Devgn), a man who desires to speak English but fails miserably every time he tries to do so, is the most powerful person & is respected & feared by all. And one may get ready to face hell if he lies to Prithvi. Now enters Abbas (Abhishek Bachchan) along with his sister Sania (Asin) to seek some help from Shastri (Asrani) in order to bail him out of his financial crisis. And in his quest to save himself starts giving “Bol Bachchans”. Abbas later finds himself working for Prithvi disguised as another person. The story now unfolds in a comic way with some hilarious scenes incorporated in the screenplay.
The performances in the film are brilliant. Ajay looks convincing, as always, playing a stern man who falters every time he tries to speak the British language. His comic timing & dialogue delivery is exceptional & has surely proved the naysayers wrong who opined that he was not a comic actor. Abhishek Bachchan, who has bore the brunt of the critics a lot more than their appreciation, has answered them & how! Performance rendered by Jr. Bachchan is fresh & something which he has never done before. He does complete justice to both the characters he plays. Asin plays a good part although her role is limited. So does Prachi. The supporting cast including Krushna Abhishek, Archana Puran singh, Neeraj Vora, Asrani & others, too, have done a decent job.
The direction is typical “Rohit Shetty”. This is exactly what you expect from a movie when you know it is directed by the “Golmaal” director. The flying goons & cars are a common phenomenon. Music is average with the title track & “Chalao Na Nainon Se” standing out. Amitabh Bachchan’s title track is decent. Cinematography by Dudley is colourful. The screenplay, too, is crisp & dialogues, witty.
Overall, the film is a sure shot hit with the masses. It is a few scenes that serve as a weak link as they try too hard to make you laugh but don’t succeed in their attempts. However, the film is a typical Bollywood Masala Film which has all the ingredients for a laugh riot. And this Masala has entertainment sprinkled all over it.
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